Department Event: Cate Marvin Poetry Reading

The English department welcomes Cate Marvin, a visiting poet, for a reading in November. Some of Marvin’s most recent works include Oracle – a book of poems telling the stories of residents in Staten Island, NY – and Fragment of the Head of a Queen – a satirical collection that questions the stereotypes surrounding single women. Marvin is currently a professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she uses her PhD in English to teach Creative Writing courses.

Cate MarvinIn addition to her work as a poet, Cate Marvin co-founded the nonprofit organization, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts in 2009. This organization works to highlight the fact that women and minorities are not recognized as often for their literary accomplishments. VIDA features a variety of research, events, and writing sources that promote the work of feminist writers. For more information about Marvin’s organization, visit

Cate Marvin will be coming to do a poetry reading for Elon students on Tuesday, November 7th. The reading will be in Johnston Hall at 7:00 PM, and everyone- majors and non-majors alike – is invited to attend. If you have any questions before the event, please contact Professor Kevin Boyle at For more information about Cate Marvin, visit her website We look forward to seeing you there!


Katherine Francisco is the Fall 2017 Department of English Social Media Intern.

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